18 2022

JGSTB - New York Public Library Resources

2:00PM - 4:00PM  

Zoom Event

Contact Chris Burklund

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay will meet virtually on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, using Zoom.

  • Date:         Wednesday, May 18 (Recording will be available at a later date)
  • Time:        Zoom sign in – 2 pm; Program – 2:30 PM
  • Place:        Zoom website – RSVP to to receive sign-in instructions.
  • Program (Webinar):  Jewish Genealogy Collections in the New York Public Library
  • Speaker:   Amanda Seigel librarian, Dorot Jewish Division of The New York Public Library

The New York Public Library holds one of the largest and most publicly accessible Judaica and general research collections in the world. Amanda Seigel, a librarian for instruction and outreach in the Dorot Jewish Division of the library, will demonstrate how to find and use sources such as yizkor books, registers, family histories, historical newspapers and other biographical and genealogical materials in the collection. She will give participants the tools to begin or continue their genealogy research and share insider tips on how best to utilize the NYPL's collection, its staff expertise and other free resources, from afar.

As a veteran research librarian specializing in Yiddish Studies, Seigel has fielded countless genealogical inquiries and presented on genealogy topics for the Association of Jewish Libraries, JewishGen, and the Jewish Genealogical Society of Long Island. Seigel’s book projects include “Jews in New York: From New Amsterdam to the Yiddish Stage”, and the forthcoming “Women on the Yiddish Stage”, as well as several other scholarly articles on Yiddish theater and music research.

For further information about this program and how to attend, contact Chris Burklund by email at  An RSVP is required for security purposes to receive sign-in instructions. For more information about the Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay, go to The program is free. A small donation by nonmembers is optional but appreciated.